Tagged as: fitness goals

FITNESS SPRING TRAINING | 7 TIPS TO FRESHEN UP YOUR FIT LIFE

 

It’s finally here. SPRING.

 

Time to chuck off the bulky sweaters, watch the snow melt and get ready for sunshine and warmer weather – yay! Hard to believe that here in Portland (and so many other places around the country, for that matter) we were up to our eyeballs in snow and ice just a few short weeks ago, right?

 

Well, if you’re like me you’re probably thinking about doing some spring cleaning around your home or office. This is the perfect time to do a little self-care “spring cleaning” as well, and to freshen up that tired winter fitness routine. This can help you clear out the old mental clutter that may have accumulated and reclaim that sense of excitement and motivation you felt back in January. It’s also a good time to assess your progress and review areas of your life that could use some extra TLC. Here are seven ideas to get you going.

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WORKOUTS | INDOOR WINTER CIRCUIT

Indoor Winter Workout by Wildfire Fitness

 

Rain. Snow. Sleet. Hail.

The holidays may be gone, but winter’s definitely not over yet!

With the cold weather and dark days it might be tempting to just grab some popcorn, hit the Netflix and roll up in a blanket burrito until the tulips come up, but don’t do it! Remember those goals you set for yourself at New Year’s? Yeah, those! There’s plenty you can do right there in the comfort of your own warm, toasty living room – and without ANY weights even!

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5 WAYS TO GET HEALTHIER AND MORE FIT WITHOUT WORKING OUT

 

January is here! With it, no doubt you’ve noticed the huge increase in diet and fitness program promotions right now – they’re everywhere!

Fortunately… this isn’t one of them. Yay!

Now, don’t get me wrong. Your exercise and eating habits are really, really, REALLY important. So much so that they’re even two of the three key sections in the WFF Goals Planner. But, there’s more you can do to ramp up your health and fitness that that doesn’t involve working out or even a formal eating plan, but can still have a huge impact on your life, whether your goal is to lose weight, get in better shape, get stronger, train for a sport, feel great, whatever.

 
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HEALTHY EATING | PROTEIN 101

carton of eggs

Protein. The latest of the ever-rotating macronutrient fads by fitness enthusiasts, booksellers and food manufacturers alike. In recent years, we’ve worked through the low-fat craze, the more recent low-carb fad and now we’re moving through the high protein trend.

 

Singling out this most recent food “bad guy” on the block and getting you to buy into their ideas might be good for business, but is it really good for you? How much protein do YOU really need? And do YOU really need to increase your protein intake or drastically change how you eat? Well, before you grab that trendy protein shake or stock up on flank steaks, let’s take a closer look.

 
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HEALTHY EATING | HOW TO GET STARTED EATING FIT.

how to eat fit via wildfire fitness

 

“Exercise is king, nutrition is queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” – Jack LaLanne

 

Now that you’ve set your goals and gotten yourself an accountability partner or two, it’s time to talk food… 

There are quite probably as many ways to eat in the world as there are people. Because of that fact, the exact details of what and how YOU should eat can’t be offered via a simple blog post. Why? Because you are beautifully individual. As individuals, our eating styles and practices vary from person to person; by individual physiology and health/medical needs; by region, country, and ethnicity; by economic status; by personal and social beliefs… the list goes on and on. You can be a vegan, a vegetarian or a locavore. You can eat clean or raw or paleo. You can be a flexitarian, a pescetarian or even a fruitarian. You can even do intermittent fasting, juicing or even “detoxing”. And these are certainly not all!

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FITNESS TIPS | HOW TO RECOVER FROM YOUR TRAINING WORKOUTS.

How to recover from your workouts

 

You’re working out. You’re focused. You’re training hard.

But there’s more to getting fit than just moving and sweating. 

What you do outside of your workouts is arguably just as important, if not more so, as the exercises you choose and how you do them. Exercise temporarily stresses the body causing it to remodel itself so it can be better in the future. It’s during this recovery time that you actually gain the strength, new ability and the change you’re looking for. 

Follow these recovery tips to help you maximize your fitness efforts and to create the strong, shapely body you desire.

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Fitness Tips | 12 reasons you’re working out but not getting the results you want

 

Hey, let’s talk about your fitness results… Or lack there of.

Are you working out, eating well (hmm, mostly) and still not seeing a difference in your clothing size?

SO frustrating, right?! Well, I’ve got some tips that can help you figure out what you need to do to get those measurements moving in the right direction. Chances are you’re doing some of the right things but you may be getting held back by one or more of the following reasons:

 

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Step Two: How to get fit in 2016

 

Yesterday we talked about the most important thing you need to do to get fit in 2016. If you didn’t get a chance to check that out, click that link back there and then come back here.

Now that you’ve figured out the most important thing you need to do the next question is, who’s going to hold you accountable and cheer you on? Yes, you can certainly do it alone, but a growing body of research has shown that having at least one support and accountability partner can make all the difference between your success and failure.

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THE NUMBER ONE thing you need to do to get fit in 2016.

Wildfire Fitness goal setting 2016

 

Most people go about setting health and fitness goals for the New Year the wrong way.

They’re excited about the turn of the calendar. They know they ate too much over the holidays and that they haven’t been exercising. All the commercials on TV talk about weight loss and show the latest celeb endorser testifying about the amazing results they get. It’s the New Year, just make a resolution like everybody else. But, why? Why should you give your level of fitness… or lack of fitness, a second thought? What’s the point?

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